Cost accounting is a dynamic discipline constantly responding to the needs of managers
in a highly competitive and global business world. Managers need cost accounting information
to develop, implement, and evaluate strategy. Managers also need cost accounting
measurements to determine product costs for internal management and external fi nancial
reporting. Th e eighth edition of Cost Accounting: Foundations and Evolutions provides
in-depth coverage of cost management concepts and procedures in a logically sequenced
and student-friendly framework. Th is text encourages students to go beyond the numbers
and think critically about business decisions.
A text is valuable only when students fi nd the subject matter applicable to their business
or personal lives. Th rough the use of a straightforward, readable approach, Cost Accounting:
Foundations and Evolutions displays the real-world relevance of this topic to its readers.
The eighth edition of Kinney/Raiborn's COST ACCOUNTING: FOUNDATIONS AND EVOLUTIONS provides in-depth coverage of current cost management concepts and procedures in a straightforward and reader-friendly framework. The clean, concise presentation of materials and fresh, new exhibits reinforce and clarify the topics that readers traditionally struggle with most. In addition, real-world examples and ethical coverage are woven into the text so readers immediately see the relevance of the cost accountant's role in managerial decisions and learn to go beyond the numbers and think critically. Ensure mastery of the procedural and decision-making skills needed for future success with the Comprehensive Review Module, an array of end of chapter assignments, and the powerful CengageNOW online learning and teaching system.
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